Has anyone ever felt like things are crawling up in their arm.? .

By nzingha Latest Reply 2012-02-06 09:22:47 -0600
Started 2012-02-02 05:34:02 -0600

i have been having this weird sensation like things are crawling in my arm.. the left side? is that part of the cushing disease symptom or is it the diabetes affecting the nerves there? not to mention the weak nervous feelings everyday in my legs and swelling of the feet… i have done some tests and awaiting the results but these feelings are very discomforting and make me feel miserable everyday… since i started taking this insuulin, my body just does not feel the same..plus when i am hungry i feel like my body is floating and i'm high.. same feeling when my sugar is high..sometimes i cant tell the difference. actually when my sugar is high.. its like my body loves it.. i dont feel like i'm going to pass out at all…it just feels right… then another time.. it feels like i am going to pass out but then its mainly becaause i am actually hungry…then there is the feeling of numbness in my 2 fingers on the left hand.. everything seems to be going wrong on the left si
de of my body..i am not feeling good about these things right now…

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annesmith 2012-02-03 01:19:02 -0600 Report

I get a lot of nerve pain with my diabetes, especially since I turned age 40. It scares me, as , I now get a pins and needles feeling towards the center of my left foot. I can't believe it, as , even 9 years ago, my nerve pain was only about half of what it is now. However, I have high hopes it will level off and not increase again until I am around age 50 or 60. People warned me about aging, and I did not believe them..ha, even though 41 is not old. Boy, several people have told me I've seen nothing yet..ha. I walk and run, so, I can't imagine what I would be like without that. I get the feeling of things crawling up my right arm, too. I honestly can tell it's also the diabetes. This disease is a big big big pain, sorry to sound negative. I also get feelings of a possible oncoming stroke, but after I looked into my symptoms on that earlier today, it points strongly to more neuropathy in the nerve ending inside my head/brain. My God, I never would have guessed it would go inside my head..scary. I now get a definite feeling of inflammation inside my head, and the inflammation runs I'm pretty sure RIGHT up and down where I had 12 stitches from a bad fall I took when I was 4 years old. I had CRUSHING chest pain about 8 days ago in the middle of the night…it hit me SO fast, I had virtually NO time to think. It felt like BRICKS on top of me, and a strong feeling of impending doom. Scared wasn't the word I felt. I am normally not a panicky person, but , WAVES of panic came over me, and I actually was choking at the same time. I forced myself to get UP, ran and opened up my Bible, and LITERALLY saw demons, angels, the whole nine yards. I was just about ready to scream, when it disapated. I honestly think I had a clot that broke lose, and almost had a full blown heart attack. I also get nerve pain in both my feet every day now, particularly my left foot. Just letting you know to HANG IN THERE, and you are not alone…good luck!!!——ANNE

nzingha 2012-02-06 09:20:38 -0600 Report

gosh ur situation makes mine sound like a joke. i dont have pains.. thank God.. just weird floating, sentations at times when the sugar is high and the weakness and nervous feelings in my legs.. but i just hate the feeling of not feeling good inside my body.. its miserable and it affects my moods.. i just dont want to be around anybody- just a book and then i find that even with a book i am not concentrating as i usually do when i read. i try to read a book a month and now its taking me forever to finish one..KMT! if i eat a piece of cake, which i did yesterday as it was my grandson's birthday, i pay dearly for it next day.. ss i am today.

GabbyPA 2012-02-02 10:10:27 -0600 Report

I am glad you had some testing done. That will help guide you into what to do. I am not familiar with cushings disease, but I do know that diabetes does mess with our nerves. However, it generally starts in the tips of our toes and fingers first. So this could be something else. Even dry skin can give you the crawlies...

Our bodies get used to where we are at in our world of sugar. Changes to lower levels often make us feel weird at first. It just goes to show you how much we let out gradual creep up make us unaware of what was going on. As your levels get better, you will realize how crummy the high numbers made you feel. I remember my first 98, I thought I was going low. I checked my glucose and just had to laugh. My body likes those numbers now. It takes time.

nzingha 2012-02-06 09:22:15 -0600 Report

my numbers in the am's are in that region and lower and i used to feel really weird.. but i notice that my body is adjusting to them.. which is good news for a change.. but trust me, it feels much better when the numbers are like 120-150! i feel on top of the world then and its like i dont have diabetis..lol! its a tricky beast I tell you.. hate the bastard…

cavie2 2012-02-02 07:41:30 -0600 Report

I get that as well on my left arm and leg sometimes on my foot it's been ongoing for the past month. Never had it prior to that. I don't have cushing disease only diabetes 2